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George S. Smith Journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-100330

Scope and Contents Note

Manuscript Journal of George S. Smith containing original verse, mathematical information, and an autobiography. The autobiography was written at several different places, notably Panama. The first part of the journal includes original verse and songs by Smith. The second part provides mathematical rules, arithmetic, and geometry. The third part comprises a lengthy autobiograhy of George S. Smith. In 1855, he traveled to Australia, China, and the Philippines. He later joined the U.S. Navy, and his journal documents his travels to Chile and Panama. The journal provides a fascinating perspective on mid-19th century naval life.

Dates

  • 1859 - 1865

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Provenance

Purchased from William Reece Company, 03/30/2010 on DuVal Fund.

Title
George S. Smith Journal
Status
Completed
Author
Scott S. Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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